Mexicali News & Stories

Tick-borne illness spreads to TJ

Cut the grass, scrub the dog, this could be deadly

A second case of rickettsiosis, a potentially fatal tick-borne bacterial illness, has been reported in Tijuana, state health officials announced on Wednesday, July 15. Earlier reports of the disease had been confined mostly to Mexicali, ...

Mexicali's Hotel of the Deported Migrant closes

Baja governor blamed for lack of financial support

Since January of 2010, El Hotel del Migrante Deportado (Hotel of the Deported Migrant) in downtown Mexicali gave free shelter, food, access to showers, clean clothes, and general support to over 300,000 deported people and ...

La guerra de la cerveza empezó

Council in Mexicali suggests moratorium on craft-beer permits

The Mexicali craft-beer industry is in hot water after a Tuesday, June 30, meeting of the Consejo de Alcoholes de Mexicali: the regional alcohol council's members expressed opposition to issuing new permits to artisanal brewers. ...

The price of gringas is about to rise

Add a 16% sales tax to Mexican fast food beginning July 1

Beginning tomorrow, July 1, consumers across Mexico will begin paying a 16 percent sales tax on ready-to-eat food, the kind typically purchased in convenience stores. Critics say the new tax will be a financial burden ...

Unions declare San Diego wage war

"Critical battles" planned here amid shipyard outsourcing to Mexico

San Diego and its national reputation for whale shows, golden sunsets, and big-money insider politics now has another distinction. At least that appears to be the message of labor-union bigwigs who staged what they called ...

Baja Beer Touring: Mexicali — Part II

Closing out three days in Baja with a fiesta, siesta, and of course, more craft beer.

The following is the sixth in a six-part series about that adventure, which yielded some good beer and a good deal more. Mexicali - Part I is the previous stop on this tour of Baja’s ...

Baja Beer Touring: Mexicali — Part I

Tasting through Mexicali’s hot craft brewing scene

The following is the fifth in a six-part series about that adventure, which yielded some good beer and a good deal more. Valle de Guadalupe - Part II is the previous stop on this tour ...

Barrio hit piece silent on maquiladora job loss

General Dynamics exports San Diego shipyard employment to Mexico

It's the dirty little secret of the military contractors’ campaign against the Barrio Logan community plan update, several San Diego industrial insiders say. General Dynamics — the defense-contracting behemoth that owns National Steel and Shipbuilding ...

Beer Town, MX

Ask any Santa Ana breeze and she’ll tell you, Mexicali’s known for sweltering hot summers, a relaxed, rural demeanor, Chinese food and an abandoned underground Chinatown, carne asada, outlandish music, and beautiful women (some attribute ...

Mexicali officials bury unidentified body after 18 years

Prosecutor has prevented coroner from releasing 26 more cadavers

After 18 years under refrigeration at the medical examiner's office in Mexicali, the body of a nondescript person believed to have been the victim of some long-ago foul play was finally laid to rest yesterday, ...

Truck-mounted drug cannon seized in Mexicali

Operators nearly busted at midnight

Police in Mexicali were given an anonymous tip Thursday night, February 21, that narcotraficantes were delivering drugs from Mexicali, the capital of Baja, to Calexico, across the border. The method used: cannon fire. A home-made ...

Mexicali Sex Workers Establish Safety Guidelines

So far this year, eight prostitutes have been murdered in Mexicali, and according to Carlos Martínez Vieyra, president of Unidos en Apoyo a Grupos Vulnerables (“United in Support of Vulnerable Groups”), 16 “sexoservidoras” are still ...

That Big Sinking Feeling

On April 4, Easter Sunday, Blanca Quintero was driving in Mexicali to visit her mother’s crypt when the magnitude 7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake began rocking her SUV. Cracks opened in the street before her, and ...

Dogs’ Deathbed Gift

At 2:00 a.m. on August 26, Donna Liebrich left San Diego and headed east on I-8 for the Mexican border. Mexicali, her destination, is a good two-hour drive, depending on the Border Patrol checkpoint and ...

Best of 2000: Best Border Hike (Mexico)

Chichi de la India Peak Between Tecate and Mexicali The south-of-the-border volcanic peak variously known as Chichi de la India and Cerro Teta de la India looks pleasingly just as it should from vantage points ...

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